William Henry Remington

May 1877–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Remington was born in May 1877, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, William H Remington, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ann Wight, was 26. He lived in Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1900.

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William H Remington
Sarah Ann Wight
Matilda Spink Remington
Benjamin Warren Remington
Laura E Remington
Albert Francis Remington
William Henry Remington
Annie Maud Remington
David Wright Remington

Parents and Siblings

    William H Remington


    Sarah Ann Wight




    Matilda Spink Remington


    Benjamin Warren Remington



    Albert Francis Remington



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 18

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 31

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Rimington in Yorkshire, so called from the old name of the stream on which it stands (Old English Riming ‘boundary stream’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • William H Remington in household of William H Remington, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Remington in household of William H Remington, "United States Census, 1880"

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